The research project "Atheism & The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Turkey" investigates contemporary discourses on atheism in Turkey.
The research project "Women's and Gender Studies at Universities in Turkey" investigates the institutionalization and transformation of Women's and Gender Studies Centres (WGSCs) in their relation to academia, state, and civil society.
Before starting to investigate Women's and Gender Studies in Turkey, the scholars from Bremen and Istanbul have been mapping the current position of women's movements within different socio-cultural and regional settings in Turkey in a previous project. The diversity of women's movements and gender-based political positions in Turkey was analyzed considering the complexity of the social structures in the country. The central question of the study was whether and to what extent these women's movements, despite their differences, work together and, if so, which common, overarching objectives they pursue.
The research project "Comparing women's movements in Turkey" was implemented from 2014 – 2017, also within the Blickwechsel Programme.
The research project "TRIANGLE - Blickwechsel in EU/German-Turkish Relations Beyond Conflicts" investigates the EU/German-Turkish relations.
The resarch lab "Constitutional Politics in Turkey II" investigates the history of the state under the rule of law in Turkey and the many challenges it is facing from different disciplinary, methodological, and thematic angles.
The research project "How 'social' is Turkey?" investigates developments in four key areas of social security since 1980: pensions, health, unemployment, and social assistance. Moreover, the overall shape of Turkey's social security system and its political and ideational backgrounds are analysed.